Last updated on April 30th, 2021 at 02:17 pm
We will write how to get from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris city center. The distance from Charles de Gaulle Airport to city center is 34 kilometers and the travel time from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris city center is around 40 minutes by taxi.
The cheapest way from Charles de Gaulle Airport to city center is by train for €10.30 and 35 minutes travel time. If you go by taxi will be around €55-60 and by bus will be around €12 and 1 hour and 15 minutes travel time. You can also rent a car in Charles de Gaulle Airport or get a private transfer. Read here France sim card for tourist, how to get from Beauvais airport to city center and Paris Orly airport to city center.
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CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
SHUTTLE BUS FROM CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (FASTEST WAY)
You can go from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris city center is by shuttle bus. The Le Bus Direct is running every 30 minutes starting from 5 15 am until 11 pm. You can get Le Bus Direct from the Arrivals just follow the signs at Terminal 1 and 2 at the airport.
The bus fare from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris city center is €18 for one way and €30 for return ticket. For children 4-11 years old the bus fare is €10 and free of charge under 4 years old. The travel time is around 60-70 minutes depending on your final destination at city center and traffic.
Line 2: Charles de Gaulle Airport to París Torre Eiffel is starting 5 15 am until 11 pm. It’s passing by Porte Maillot Metro Station, Palais des Congrès and Champs-Elysées.
Line 4: Charles de Gaulle Airport to Gare du Montparnasse is starting 6 15 am until 10 45 pm. It’s passing by Montparnasse and Gare du Lyon.
The Roissybus from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Opera in Paris city center is running every 15-20 minutes starting from 6 am until 12 30 am. You can buy the tickets in the vending machine, online and you can use the Navigo Card included with no extra charge.
The Roissybus fare is €12 for one way and the travel time is around 1 hour and 15 minutes depending on your final destination at city center and traffic.
PUBLIC BUS FROM CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
The public Buses Number 350 and 351 are leaving from Charles de Gaulle Airport to city center. Both of them are leaving from Terminal 1 and 2 you can pay to the bus driver and the fare is included in the Navigo Card. Also the Night Buses 140 and 143 doing similar routes from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris city center.
The Bus Number 350 is going from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Gare de lÈst. The Bus Number 350 is leaving every 15-30 minutes starting at 5 45 am until 10 30 pm. The bus fare is €6 and the travel time is around 1 hour and 1 hour and 20 minutes.
The Bus Number 351 is going from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Plaza Nation. The Bus Number 351 is leaving every 15-30 minutes starting at 7 am until 9 45 pm. The bus fare is €6 and the travel time is around 1 hour and 1 hour and 20 minutes.
The Night Bus Number 140 is going from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Gare de lÈst. The Night Bus Number 140 is leaving from 1 am until 4 am. The bus fare is €8 and the travel time is around 1 hour.
The Night Bus Number 143 is going from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Gare de lÈst. The Night Bus Number 143 is leaving from 12 am until 4 30 am. The bus fare is €8 and the travel time is around 1 hour.
TRAIN RER CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
You can go by RER Train from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris city center. The RER Trains from Charles de Gaulle Airport to city are running every 10-20 minutes from the airport starting from 5 am until 12 15 am. You can get the train from the Arrivals Terminal 2 and 3. There is a free shuttle connecting the Terminal 1 with others.
The travel time from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Saint Michel – Notre Dame, Gare du Nord and Châtelet is around 25 minutes. The train fare is €10.30 one way for adults and €6 for children. You can get the train tickets in the vending machine and online too. You can get the metro for €1.90 you will be able to reach anywhere in city center.
PARIS METRO MAP
The metro in Paris opening hours is from 5 30 am until 1 45 am and running every 3-12 minutes. The metro fare in Paris is starting from €1.90 for a single ticket.
The Navigo Card costs €22.80 plus €5 a total of €27.80 valid for 7 days. If you stay for short term in Paris it will be interesting to buy a Navigo Card with 10 tickets for €14.90. You can get the Charles de Gaulle buses included with the Navigo Card.
It’s so convenient to use the Navigo Card if you are planning to get twice transportation to the airport and moving around Paris city center by public transportation. For €27.80 valid for 7 days per person you will cover all the transportation.
BY TAXI CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
If you go from Charles de Gaulle Airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 40 minutes and the taxi fare from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris city center is €55-60. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic, day/night time and your final destination.
CAR RENTAL AT CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in Charles de Gaulle Airport’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in the city. It will take you 40 minutes to get to Paris from the airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. It will costs around €30-40.
Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Paris. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Paris.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Charles de Gaulle Airport. Prices are around €40 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €10 per person.
For sure private transportation will be so comfortable same like taxi, they will wait for you and drive to your final destination without you worrying of anything!
BEST WAY FROM CHARLES DE GAULLE AIRPORT TO CITY
The best way from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport to city center if you are traveling alone and on a budget I would choose by train for €10.30 plus later you will have to get the metro extra €1.90. You can also get the Rossybus included in the Navigo Card (so convenient €27.80 valid for 7 days) a great option if you stay for a few days around Paris. It depends bus or train what is clsoer to your accommodation.
If you are traveling in a group or your prefer more comfort you can get a taxi or private transportation direct to your accommodation place in Paris for cheaper price than a taxi.
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN PARIS
HYATT PARIS MADELEINE
The location of this hotel was great. We loved the beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower and Parisian streets from our balcony. We enjoyed all the comfort in our room and the food they served was so delicious. The staff was super friendly and we were really happy to spend our first night in Paris at Hyatt Paris Madeleine.
HOTEL CALIFORNIA CHAMP ELYSEES
This hotel is located just 5 minutes walking distance from Arc du Triomphe in Paris. It was so cool walking around Champ Elysses. We loved our vintage place where we enjoyed our suite. The style was classic and we spent an amazing and romantic time at Hotel California Champ Elysees.
Accommodation in France is very expensive than any other countries around Euro. You can access a dorm from that can go up to €18-30. And while a hotel that is double room in a budget can go up to €90. This prices vary depending on how much luxurious you want to. Also prices of accommodation can go up and down depending on what season you choose to go. Click here to get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB!
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN FRANCE
Food budget travel in France can go €20 per day. The typical usual breakfast consists of coffee or hot chocolate milk with a breakfast pastries like croissant. You wouldn’t leave France without having to taste macarons its colorful and tasty. You can buy them in corner bakeries for €2-3.
You should also try a baguette is is a long, thin loaf of French bread that is commonly seen in the country, the price of thus is around €0.90 in bakeries and €0.45 in supermarkets. We really loved cheese and salads in France!
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN FRANCE
In France every season brings out a different side. Summer takes place during the months of June-August in these months you’ll experience a high temperature. September to December the temperature cools down quite a bit and it is the perfect time to enjoy long walks through stunning neighborhood.
And Spring season during the months of March-May is the best time to visit France. It starts out with chilly and gets warm, it is a perfect time to spend the day exploring the city’s beautiful garden, at night it remains pretty cold.
CASH AND ATMS IN FRANCE
The currency used all throughout France is Euro just like all European country. The exact currency of Euro to dollar is A €1 = $1.13678 USD. You can use debit cards everywhere in France. ATM’s are available and accessible in all part of the country.
Having insurance while you are traveling outside your home country is very important. Make sure that you have one too, to keep you safe in your trips around the world.
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